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And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.    Isaiah 58:12  See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant  Jeremiah 1:10  .
Thus says the Lord: “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it,
 and find rest for your souls.” But they said, “We will not walk in it.”           Jeremiah 6:16

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Destroy or Build?

"Why so much negativity, so much attacking?" is often the cry of those who read or hear messages concerning God's Kingdom and His church.  Those messages which attack people, and demean them, are indeed in error.  It is not people but systems and altars that God wants destroyed.  Sometimes a person or group so represents a system, that it may appear that the group or person is being attacked.  Paul confronted Peter in Galatians and held him accountable and publicly chastised him and put his error on display and for thousands of years, we have read of that confrontation.  But, Paul stood against Peter only to the extent that he endorse error.  So, it  should be with our messages of exposure.

As the above verse, Jeremiah 1:10,  points out, God requires some things to be pulled down, exposed, and destroyed so that the proper thing can be built and planted.  Often in the old testament a king or prophet would tear down the altars of baal before building altars to God. God demands that the false be clearly exposed and removed.  God uses the imagery of destruction to describe the work He does through His word -
 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?  Jer 23:29 

It is apparent that God does require destruction, but by His word, not words or plans originating out of our hatred or disposition.  The goal is never destruction, but the replacement that is to take place.  The one who promotes destruction for destructions sake, is not sent by God.

We see that the necessity of destruction and then building is core to the gospel.  The gospel necessitates that men turn away from and destroy old ways (things they built their lives upon) and have the Spirit replace them with new ways.  The Christian enters the new life by becoming dead in Christ.  This also explains why God's truth and messengers are so vehemently attacked.  No one wants the foundations that they base their lives upon to be dashed to pieces.  Their retaliation on God's spokesmen should cause those spokesmen to fall before God for examination of their heart to make sure that the word they speak is solely God's word and command and not tainted with their own thoughts.

Those attacking ungodly systems and its altars and false doctrines and wicked ways must never apologize nor abate there zeal in doing so.  For  these things have the prophets and apostles been persecuted and killed from the beginning.  However,  The attack was never personal though it often appeared so when men represented the falseness, itself.  Persons who cling to and defend false systems will become co-joined victims with that which they defend and refuse to forsake.  





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